> No, it wouldn't be. The kataginu was worn at that time and, if you
> were to continue the time line into the Edo period, you'd see it
> changing into the pleated garment worn then.
> You are correct; it didn't become "formal" until the Edo period.
> Formal is, of course, a slight mis-stating of the actual function.
> It was the formal "duty uniform" and would approximate to a suit
> and tie, such as would be worn "on duty" in the office. For the
> *really* formal court settings, other outfits were typically
> proscribed for those of upper rank, but the kamishimo would
> suffice for most.
Ah, okay. So, it would be fine to wear just kosode/hakama. I was
wondering about that. Thanks. The kataginu that I've made so far
are just the pre-Edo rectangular ones.
> Either Seiichirô or Seiichi would be fine; no problems. The name
> is splendid.
Thanks! Seiichiro it is. Only took three years of complete